How Much Does LSAT Prep Cost?

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$ Review Books: $10-$200 average cost $ $ Online Course: $600-$1,150 $ $ $ Private Tutoring: $100-$300 Per Hour

The preparation of students for LSAT – the Law School Admissions Test is done by products and services like books, online courses, and in-person courses, as well as private tutoring.

Typical Costs

The price of the LSAT review books is between $10 and $200.

McGraw Hill’s LSAT 2012, for instance, sells for $13 and includes 6 practice tests, one online supplement to course material in the book.

The student can need one to three books to review all topics covered in the test.

The LSAT Bible Trilogy is offered by the Powerscore Test Preparation for $140, and the three books included are Logic Games, Logical Reasoning, and Reading Comprehension, which sell separately for about $50 each.

At the same time, Kaplan sells three LSAT review books for $55-$60 each, where each fully covers either logical reasoning, logic games or reading comprehension, for a total cost of $175.

The online LSAT prep course in general costs $600-$1,150.

Knewton, for instance, offers a one-year membership to LSAT prep course online for $690 (at sale price) or $890.

The course includes 12 live classes and numerous on-demand classes, plus 60 practice tests and a money-back guarantee if the student does not gain at least 5 points to his or her LSAT score.

LSAT LiveOnline courses are offered by The Princeton Review for $1,200 and include 55 hours of real-time online instruction plus a headset with which to engage the instructor and classmates.

Group tutoring or in-person course usually cost $800-$1,450 for about 20 sessions.

The University of Kansas, for instance, offers a review course that costs $899 for 10 sessions of 3 hours each.

This in-person course comprises of a practice test, where each session covers some topics from the LSAT, including analytical reasoning and reading comprehension.

At the same time, the non-profit group Blackstone Test Prep in Celebration, FL, offers a 20-session course (every 3 hours or longer) with five practice tests and 1,000 pages of study materials for $800.

Access to the law school application workshop and personal statement writing clinic is provided to the students.

LSAT private tutoring costs $100-$300 per hour.

Kaplan, for example, offers private tutoring for $2,300 for 15 hours ($153 per hour) to $4,500 for 35 hours ($129 per hour).

Students are welcome to schedule sessions at their convenience covering four LSAT proctored practice exams and access to online study materials.

Additional tutoring is offered by Kaplan at $160 per hour.

Private LSAT tutoring is offered by the TestMasters in Palo Alto, CA, starting at $100 per hour for telephone or online tutoring and $150 for in-person tutoring.

What Is Included

LSAT prep courses comprise of sample questions, one full-length practice test minimum, and further study tools that cover all sections of the test, such as reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logic games.

Sample questions with explanations as well as one full-length test for free are published by The Law School Admission Council.

Additional Costs

The basic registration for LSAT is $139 in the U.S.

The Credential Assembly Service fee is additional $124 and it sends the applicant’s scores, transcripts and letters of recommendation to law schools.

Shopping For LSAT Prep

  • Free test-prep materials such as sample questions and a practice test, as well as additional practice tests available for purchase for $8-$24,  are provided by the Law School Admission Council.
  • A searchable updated directory for accredited test prep organizations is offered by the Accrediting Council of Continuing Education and Training.

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